2012 New History
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British Liner Shipping and Government Subsidies since the Nineteenth Century

Chih-lung Lin

Ph.D., University of Manchester, UK

This article addresses the current state of research on British liner shipping history and the contribution of the official policy of subsidies to this industry. In addition to traditional research approaches, this essay also introduces biographical research and applies social science theories to the topic of the history of shipping. In its last section, this article suggests further research topics that hold promise.


Keywords: shipping history, British history, biographical research, new economic history, business history